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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. According to the American Cancer Society, about 174,500 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Prostate cancer is very manageable and often curable. More than 98 percent of men with prostate cancer will live more than ten years after diagnosis. Learn how radiation therapy is used to treat prostate cancer.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Once a diagnosis of cancer has been made, you will probably talk with your primary care physician along with several cancer specialists, such as a surgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. You will want to ask these doctors about all your treatment options.
SURVIVOR CIRCLE
ASTRO established the Survivor Circle to honor cancer survivors and support groups during our Annual Meeting. The application period for both the Survivor Circle Award and Survivor Circle Grant are now open.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
YOUR DOCTOR
Learn important questions to ask before, during and after your treatment, including questions on radiation safety.

IMPORTANT RESOURSES FOR RADIATION THERAPY FOR PROSTATE CANCER

prostate cancer brochure
Download the Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer brochure
video on radiation therapy for prostate cancer
Watch the video on radiation therapy for prostate cancer
side effects chart for prostate cancer
Download the side effects chart
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